How to lose a voter in two easy steps
Step 1: Throw rocks from inside your glass house…
Clinton: Wright ‘would not have been my pastor’ Did I miss her distancing herself from Ferraro and Steinem after their comments? Because last I heard she was still very close to both of them. And their comments were presented in context as opposed to snippets of a much larger speech that actually was not racist. Too bad the same can’t be said of Ferraro and Steinem’s commentaries. I’m also wondering why she mentioned denouncing Don Imus. It is not as though they were close, or even on friendly terms. He went after her on his show on a fairly regular basis.
Step 2: Decide the voters are too stupid to see the glass walls…
Meanwhile we’re supposed to ignore her lying about getting shot at in Bosnia, and instead continue going in circles about Obama’s religious ties. While we’re talking religion what about Hillary Clinton’s ties to The Family and Doug Coe? Now, I don’t particularly care about her religious affiliation or whether or not she cut off Steinem and Ferraro in her personal life. But I do care that she lied about the circumstances of her arrival in Bosnia. I really care that her politics are so dirty and that she’s clearly willing to do anything to be President regardless of the will of the people.
My support for Obama is no secret, but even if I was still on the fence (which I was at the beginning of this election cycle) tactics like this are precisely the reason I’m not supporting Hillary Clinton. Much as it pains me to say it, if she somehow gets the nomination I really can’t see myself voting for her. My options will be to cross the aisle and vote for a Republican (for the first time in my life), vote for the 3rd party candidate, or simply stay home. There’s not enough clothespins in the world to get me to vote for Hillary Clinton. Between the racism, the complete disregard for the voters, and the out and out lies? Isn’t this the behavior we’re supposed to be trying to get out of the White House?
Karnythia is a writer, a historian, and occasionally a loud mouth. In between raising hell and raising kids she usually manages to find time to contemplate the meaning of life as a black woman in America. Her posts on any topic can be found at her Livejournal.